Pedestrian & Cyclist Facilities

Pedestrian and cyclist access

To connect community and business centres, the project includes a number of east-west cyclist and pedestrian crossing points along the length of South Road including:

  • Torrens Road
  • Hawker/Hurtle Street
  • A pedestrian and cyclist bridge near Cedar Avenue
  • Outer Harbor rail overpass
  • Port Road
  • Grange Road/Manton Street

Alternative routes during temporary Linear Park Trail closure

A pedestrian and cyclist bridge across the River Torrens, near McDonnell Avenue has been constructed as a separate project by DPTI.

The Outer Harbor Greenway will be carried across South Road and the motorway on the side of the new rail overpass between South Road and Coglin Street. This is in addition to the ramp that connects back to the South Road/McInnes Street intersection.

As part of the Torrens Road to River Torrens Project, the T2T Alliance will be widening Taylor Bridge (bridge across the River Torrens) from 27 May 2017 until late 2017.

To facilitate these works:

  • The Linear Park Trail will be temporarily closed between McDonnell Avenue and South Road.
  • Signage will be erected in strategic locations to direct pedestrians and cyclists to alternative routes that will re-connect with the Linear Park Trail.
  • The footpath on the western side of South Road, across Taylor Bridge, will also be temporarily closed during these works.
  • Pedestrians and cyclists travelling from West Hindmarsh should use the McDonnell Avenue pedestrian and cycling bridge to access the Brickworks Marketplace and Ashwin Parade, Torrensville.
  • The footpath on the eastern side of South Road, across Taylor Bridge, will remain open.

A map showing the alternative pedestrian and cyclist routes that will be in place during this time.

The alternative cycle detour route during the Linear Park Trail closure for Taylor Bridge widening works has recently changed. West Thebarton Road is no longer suitable to use as a cycle detour route, as SA Power Networks and the City of West Torrens are undergrounding the power lines along this road over the coming months.

Temporary signage on the new cycle detour route (click here) is in place. A new alternative cyclist route map is being prepared and will be erected in strategic locations within Linear Park and along the detour route to direct cyclists.

We thank you for your ongoing patience while Taylor Bridge widening works are in progress.

Detour of the Outer Harbor Greenway

As previously communicated, the Outer Harbor Greenway has been detoured during construction of the overpass via Port Road. Please see figure 3.14 for the temporary detour route via the following link:

http://infrastructure.sa.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0006/172248/Project_Assessment_Report-_Supplement.pdf

The T2T Alliance has also provided an alternative detour of the Outer Harbor Greenway using local roads to cross South Road at Hawker Street, Ridleyton. Following discussions with DPTI, it was decided that both detours should be available as some cyclists will not want to detour as far as Hawker Street.

Signage alerting cyclists to alternative detours are installed at the following locations:

  • Wood Avenue, Hindmarsh
  • Chief Street, Hindmarsh (near Port Road)
  • Chief Street, Brompton (near Second Street)
  • Day Terrace, Croydon (western side of Elizabeth Street)
  • First Street, Hindmarsh (near Gibson Street)

A map of the Outer Harbor Greenway – alternative routes can be viewed here.